She worked in all areas of public and private law (handling cases from start to finish) including care, injunctions, divorce and ancillary relief and has seen family law from all sides. Gayle also accepts instructions in civil cases in particular commercial, Personal Injury and Housing cases.
She also has extensive expereince of criminal advocacy in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts in legally-aided and privately-funded adult and youth cases. . Read more →
Gayle was called to the Bar in 1997 having been awarded ‘Very Competent’ in the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law, London. Since joining Becket Chambers in 2015, Gayle has developed a busy practice and is sought after to provide advice and advocacy in family and civil law.
She has wide ranging experience in private and public family law and regularly appears before district and circuit judges.
Gayle takes instructions in financial remedy proceedings and also for claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA), and under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.
In her busy civil practice, Gayle has a particular interest in personal injury matters and is regularly instructed to advise and appear as court advocate.
Gayle also undertakes general civil work including motor claims and possession actions. In her appellate work, she regularly advises and acts for local authorities, appellants and respondents in cases involving taxi/private hire licensing, planning enforcement, food safety and hygiene, and breach of advertisement regulations. Gayle also represents clients before taxi licensing committees and traffic commissioners, and has represented families and insurance companies at Coroner inquests.
Gayle is an experienced public speaker and is actively involved in Becket Chambers seminar programme, regularly delivering CPD accredited training on a variety of family and civil topics. Most recently she gave a presentation on ‘Enforcement of Child Arrangements Orders’. Gayle has also delivered family law training to magistrates, legal advisers and the judiciary.
In 2015, Gayle completed the Advanced International Advocacy Course at Keble College, Oxford. The course (taught by senior juniors, silks and judges) aims to encourage and develop the highest standards of advocacy and includes advanced matters such as appellate advocacy, handling vulnerable witnesses and expert witnesses. The week-long course attracts participants from around the world, including the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, and is internationally recognised as one of the best and most intensive advocacy courses in the world.